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how can i fix my door?

My left door keeps getting harder and harder to close. i almost have to slam it to get it to shut. the window goes up and down as it should but it is. i feel like i am going to break the inside panel off of the door sometimes. any suggestions?
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Spray the hinges with WD40.

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some lube should work..

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If the lubing doesn't work, close it slowly and check to see if it's out of alignment.

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Spray the hinges with WD40.
Isn't WD40 a degreaser? Which would be the opposite of what he should use?

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WD40 it first, then try aligning the striker mounted to the frame where the door lacthes. the latch also had a little adjustment in it. i think you should use torx bits, but metric allen keys will work.

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Isn't WD40 a degreaser? Which would be the opposite of what he should use?

Printed on the back of a WD-40 can: It lubricates, it cleans, it protects, it penetrates, it displaces moisture. WD means water displacement, what it was originally intended to do, the 40 is the 40th mixture which worked. It does have a lubricant in the can. How good it is and how long it lasts, I have no idea.

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Printed on the back of a WD-40 can: It lubricates, it cleans, it protects, it penetrates, it displaces moisture. WD means water displacement, what it was originally intended to do, the 40 is the 40th mixture which worked. It does have a lubricant in the can. How good it is and how long it lasts, I have no idea.
thats exactly right...

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why is this getting complicated...?

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god what is with WD-40, besides the inexpensiveness and avaliblity.... there are much better lubricants out there that do the job better and last longer... try lubricating the door, if it doenst help much , id look into replacing the door pins, they do wear out and make closing the door a pain (heheh my drivers door has been like that for a while)

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my passenger side has similar problems...

i just make my passengers re-close the door until they get it right, lol

i think my problem may have to do with the rubber seal that goes around the door, though. i think it might be off-track a little. you may look into that.
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i have replaced the door pins on a different vehicle and will never do that again. it was a pain in the ass. lube does nothing. (WD-40 is the worst stuff for door pins, it evaps in like 5 min) i will try to move the striker around. i just feel when i shut the door sometimes that the whole panel is going to separate from the door frame. thanx for ur input.
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